'Without a doubt this is a splendid text for aspiring experimenters and experts alike and seems certain to remain so for decades to come.' Comtemporary Physics
This practical guide to basic techniques in neutron scattering using a triple-axis spectrometer is intended for graduate students and post-docs, as well as experienced researchers new to neutron scattering. Following introductory chapters summarizing useful scattering formulas and describing the components of a spectrometer, a comprehensive discussion of the resolution function and focussing effects is given. Simple examples of phonon and magnon measurements are presented. Important chapters cover spurious effects in inelastic and elastic measurements, and how to avoid them. The last chapter covers techniques for, and applications of, polarization analysis.